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NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2014: Breaking Down Participants and New Rules

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has undergone massive changes in 2014 as the league looks to infuse All-Star Saturday Night's marquee event with some much-needed energy. This year's contest will feature six participants and two unique rounds that will ultimately produce a team and individual champion. Show More Summary

Dunk of the Night: Friday, February 7

Toronto Raptors swingman Terrence Ross won the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, so you know he can throw it down. And he got an opportunity to do just that on Friday night in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Ross drove the lane and finished a nasty one-handed flush amid a crowd of Clippers defenders. Read more NBA news on

NBA Releases Highlight Mixes for Slam Dunk Contest Participants

The NBA Slam Dunk contest field has been released, and the Association wasted no time getting us ready for the showcase on Feb. 15. Each participant has a highlight mix of their best dunks that feature what they are capable of bringing to New Orleans. Show More Summary

10 Most Underrated NBA Slam Dunk Contest Dunks Of The 2000s

Those who are anything like us were elated with they saw the list of the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants. For one, it’s the most star-studded in years and it also has the most talent…. Continue

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2014: Forecasting Which Stars Will Put on the Best Show

For those who say the NBA Slam Dunk Contest is dead, take a look at this year's field. John Wall, Paul George and Damian Lillard are the headliners, along with 2013 champion Terrence Ross and two others who are more than capable of bringing...Show More Summary

Each Dunk Contest Participant's Best Slam of His Career

With the announcement that Paul George, Damian Lillard and John Wall would all be throwing their hats—and best basketball acrobatics—into the ring for the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest, the NBA’s All-Star Weekend highlight reel has something...Show More Summary

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2014 Format: Explaining Changes to This Year's Competition

John Wall, Damian Lillard and Paul George are leading a concerted effort to bring star power back to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but that's not the only change the storied event will undergo this year in New Orleans. In a media release...Show More Summary

The weird new NBA Slam Dunk Contest format, explained

The Slam Dunk Contest rules are changing. We answer some frequently asked questions. The format for the Slam Dunk Contest has changed, as you might have heard. Here's our best attempt to explain it. Okay, so how does it work now? There are six participants, three from each conference. Show More Summary

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2014: Participant List, Historical Records and More

The hype surrounding the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is palpable now that the list of participants has been announced. The NBA just released the full list of dunkers slated to compete in the contest and some of the names might just surprise...Show More Summary

Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan Dunks from Free-Throw Line in Dunk Contest

No dunk is linked to one person the way Michael Jordan is connected to the dunk from the free-throw line. Entering the final attempt of the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, Jordan needed a 48 to tie Dominique Wilkins and a 49 to win. Everything...Show More Summary

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2014: Paul George Will Destroy the Competition

The 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest finally has some star-power. In a field complete with Damian Lillard and John Wall, there is no bigger superstar in the bunch than Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. At age 23, George is enjoying the best season of his brief career as he has led his Pacers to a 38-10 record through just over one-half of the season. Show More Summary

Paul George, Damian Lillard, John Wall Are All The Reasons You Need To Watch The 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

The 2014 NBA Dunk Contest roster was announced today, and it features some actual star power for the first time since Blake Griffin’s win in 2011. The field includes the NBA’s newest star Paul George, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes, Ben McLemore and returning champ Terrence Ross. No, there’s no Blake or LeBron, but these guys can pack their own punch.

2014 Slam Dunk Contest field features Paul George, John Wall, Damian Lillard

Six players will participate in the 2014 dunk contest hoping to provide more intrigue in an event often set back by a lack of star power. Paul George, John Wall and Damian Lillard headline a 2014 Slam Dunk Contest field that will compete at All-Star weekend, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Show More Summary

NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2014: Top Players Who Deserve to Participate

While there's only a few player s who get selected, there's alway s a big handful of guy s who de serve a spot. The NBA con si stently trie s to draw in it s bigge st star s but have had little succe s s in mo st in stance s, although...Show More Summary

Damian Lillard Reportedly to Compete in Slam Dunk Contest

Damian Lillard has taken the NBA by storm since entering the league last season. He has shown incredible explosiveness, done things that most point guards cannot even dream of and has hit clutch shot after clutch shot. He is also a pretty darn good dunker, and the NBA has apparently taken notice. Show More Summary

John Wall, Damian Lillard Reportedly Invited to 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

For a league that's always been larger than life, the NBA keeps trending toward the little guys. Relatively speaking, of course. The historically notable center-less starting lineups for the All-Star game won't be the only sign of this downsizing league that weekend. Show More Summary

Raptors’ Terrence Ross Reminds Kenneth Faried Why He Is The Reigning Slam Dunk Contest Champion

Remember the 2013 Dunk Contest? Yeah, me neither, but Terrence Ross won it, and he actually put on a bit of a show. A week after dropping 51 points, he gave us and Kenneth Faried, a violent reminder. Manimal, while I applaud your heart, Timofey Mozgov is your teammate, you should know better than this.

Remember When the NBA Dunk Contest Was Truly Awesome?

The year was 1988. I was in the United States Air Force, and the NBA Slam Dunk Contest was an hour away from starting. I turned off the TV, turned to my roommate Luigi and asked, “Hey Lu, you coming with?” “Of course!” he replied, sitting...Show More Summary

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